Provider Manuals for ADHD | Center on Addiction

Provider Manuals for ADHD

Provider Manuals for ADHD

ADHD is common in adolescents with substance use problems, and can make it more difficult to treat substance use problems successfully. Center on Addiction has developed several ADHD-related resources for behavioral health care providers, which can be found below.

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Manual Overview

Approximately 19% of adolescent boys and 10% of adolescent girls have received a diagnosis of Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in their lifetimes. Of teens participating in outpatient mental health treatment, somewhere between 20-50% have ADHD. Unfortunately, few interventions for ADHD are designed to be delivered by therapists in outpatient settings. The two manuals below describe interventions that behavioral therapists can implement as a part of outpatient treatment planning for their adolescent clients with ADHD.

CASH-AA (Changing Academic Support in the Home for Adolescents with ADHD) focuses on improving teens’ academic performance by improving their organization skills, homework completion, and home academic environment. Download the PDF.


MIP (Medication Integration Protocol) focuses on helping families understand ADHD in adolescence and supporting families through the process of deciding whether to initiate ADHD medication. Download the PDF.


ADHD in Adolescence: These slides are meant to educate parents and teenagers about key features of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adolescence. They present scientific facts and correct popular myths about ADHD symptoms, related personality and social characteristics and treatment options for teens

16% (40 million) of the U.S. population age 12 and older meet clinical criteria for a substance use disorder involving nicotine, alcohol or other drugs.

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